Oakville-Burlington Ontario Recycling in Halton Region

Recycling is not just good for the environment, but you could even make some extra money. Re-use and Recycle - scrap for cash! The government requires that many consumer containers be recyclable, and still others re-useable. To prevent wasting re-useable containers, some manufacturers and retailers may charge a deposit on the containers when you buy the products inside. These deposits are returned when customers return the containers.

Box Box material is collected every week. Place acceptable materials loose in your Blue Box. Rinse all containers and ensure they are clean and free of grease, liquid or food. Papers can be bundled and tied. No plastic bags.

Blue Box Acceptable Materials

  • Aluminum Foil (aluminum foil, aluminum pie plates & baking containers)
  • Boxed Beverage Containers (Tetra Paks®, juice & soup boxes, gable top containers such as milk & juice cartons)
  • Glass Bottles & Jars (clear or coloured, food & beverage, glass containers)
  • Metal Food & Beverage Containers (steel & aluminum, food & beverage, metal containers)
  • Plastic Bottles (water, pop, juice, dish detergent, bleach, laundry detergent & shampoo bottles; flatten 15 L water jugs; caps go in garbage)
  • Plastic Tubs & Lids (cottage cheese, cream cheese, dips, ice cream, margarine & yogurt tubs)
  • Books (hard & soft covered books & telephone books)
  • Boxboard (cereal, detergent, tissue boxes, etc.; flatten & bundle with corrugated cardboard or place loose with paper; liners go in garbage)
  • Corrugated Cardboard (tie in bundles no larger than 91cm x 91cm x 30cm (3 ft x 3 ft x 1 ft) and place beside Blue Box
  • Fine Paper (computer paper, writing paper, envelopes)
  • Magazines & Catalogues (magazines & catalogues)
  • Newspapers (newspapers, inserts & flyers)

Not Accepted (place in regular garbage)

  • Plastic shopping bags and baggies (do not place Blue Box material in plastic bags)
  • Juice pouches
  • Plastic single serve yogurt, apple sauce and pudding containers
  • Plastic black and clear take out containers
  • Other plastics including clear “clam shell” containers

New Blue Boxes

New residents can get two Blue Boxes free of charge, current residents can get one Blue Box free of charge:
  • Halton Waste Management Site (Scalehouse), 5400 Regional Road 25, Milton
  • Halton Regional Centre, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville

Deposit Return Program

Wine and liquor containers (glass, aluminum, plastic, and Tetra Paks) purchased from the LCBO and other beverage alcohol retailers, can be returned to your local The Beer Store. You will receive a 10˘ or 20˘ deposit per bottle, depending on the size of the bottle.
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